RIR/Leghorn

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by highpointfarm, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Orange County NY
    Hey everyone i was wondering what would happen if you put a RIR roo over Leghorn... i believe brown eggs are dominant, and was wondering if this was correct, and if so would the offspring be a high production brown egg layer? Even more so than a RIR? if anyone has done this already, Pleas post PICS =]=]=] Thanks =]
     
  2. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    The egg color from this cross will be cream colored, kinda an off/bone-white. Should make for some good egg producing birds as both the parent stock breeds are good layers and throw in the heterosis factor(hybrid vigor). The hatcheries have been cross breeding White Leghorns with many different breeds for years to produce super-duper commercial type layers.

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    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  3. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Orange County NY
    Thanks =] I am thinking about ordering some leghorns later this summer and trying it =] anyone else?
     

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